Returns a String representation of a number.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
When numbers are converted to strings, a leading space is always reserved for the sign of Number. If Number is positive, the returned string contains a leading space, and the plus sign is implied. A negative number will include the minus sign (-) and no leading space.
Use the Format function to convert numeric values you want formatted as dates, times, or currency or in other user-defined formats. Unlike the Str function, the Format function does not include a leading space for the sign of Number.
The Str function recognizes only the period (.) as a valid decimal separator. If different decimal separators are used (for example, in international applications), use the CStr or Format functions to convert a number to a string. To get the string representation of a number in a particular culture, use the number's ToString(IFormatProvider) method. For example, use ToString when converting a value of type Double to a string.
This example uses the Str function to return a String representation of a number. When a positive number is converted to a string, a leading space is always reserved for its sign.
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